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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904183/the-tb-portals-an-open-access-web-based-platform-for-global-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-data-sharing-and-analysis
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Alex Rosenthal, Andrei Gabrielian, Eric Engle, Darrell E Hurt, Sofia Alexandru, Valeriu Crudu, Eugene Sergueev, Valery Kirichenko, Vladzimir Lapitskii, Eduard Snezhko, Vassili Kovalev, Andrei Astrovko, Alena Skrahina, Jessica Taaffe, Michael Harris, Alyssa Long, Kurt Wollenberg, Irada Akhundova, Sharafat Ismayilova, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Elcan Mammadbayov, Hagigat Gadirova, Rafik Abuzarov, Mehriban Seyfaddinova, Zaza Avaliani, Irina Strambu, Dragos Zaharia, Alexandru Muntean, Eugenia Ghita, Miron Bogdan, Roxana Mindru, Victor Spinu, Alexandra Sora, Catalina Ene, Sergo Vashakidze, Natalia Shubladze, Ucha Nanava, Alexander Tuzikov, Michael Tartakovsky
The TB Portals Program is an international consortium of physicians, radiologists, and microbiologists from countries with a heavy burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis working with data scientists and IT professionals. Together, we have built the TB Portals, a repository of socioeconomic/geographic, clinical, laboratory, radiological, and genomic data from patient cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis and backed by shareable, physical samples. Currently, there are 1,299 total cases from five country sites (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and Romania), of which 976 (75...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891169/computed-tomographic-findings-in-three-dogs-naturally-infected-with-crenosoma-vulpis
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Jeremy R Mortier, Caroline J Fina, Elsa Edery, Crystal L White, Marc P Dhumeaux
Crenosoma vulpis is a nematode lungworm found in wild and domestic canids in some parts of North America and Europe. Reported radiographic findings are nonspecific and consist of a combination of bronchial and interstitial changes of variable severity. This retrospective, case series study aimed to describe thoracic computed tomographic (CT) findings for a group of dogs with confirmed crenosomosis. Selection criteria were presentation with a chronic cough during the period of January 2016 to February 2017, evaluation by thoracic CT, and final diagnosis of C...
September 10, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891012/visualization-of-multiple-organ-amyloid-involvement-in-systemic-amyloidosis-using-11-c-pib-pet-imaging
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Naoki Ezawa, Nagaaki Katoh, Kazuhiro Oguchi, Tsuneaki Yoshinaga, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima
PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for evaluating whole-body amyloid involvement in patients with systemic amyloidosis. METHODS: Whole-body (11)C-PiB PET was performed in seven patients with systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, seven patients with hereditary transthyretin (ATTRm) amyloidosis, one asymptomatic TTR mutation carrier and three healthy controls. The correlations between clinical organ involvement, radiological (11)C-PiB uptake and histopathological findings were analysed for each organ...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888878/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Naicheng Diao, Bo Yang, Fei Yu
OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence regarding the effect of vitamin D supplementation on symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to quantitatively pool the results from randomized clinical trials. Studies were identified from a search of the Embase, MEDLINE and Web of Science databases up to January 22, 2017, and also from conference abstracts, ClinicalTrials.gov and the reference lists of identified studies...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887274/the-qualitative-grading-of-muscle-fat-infiltration-in-whiplash-using-fat-water-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Rebecca Abbott, Anneli Peolsson, Janne West, James M Elliott, Ulrika Åslund, Anette Karlsson, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Development of muscle fat infiltration (MFI) in the neck muscles is associated with poor functional recovery following whiplash injury. Custom software and time-consuming manual segmentation of magnetic resonance (MR) images is required for quantitative analysis and presents as a barrier for clinical translation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to establish a qualitative MR measure for MFI and evaluate its ability to differentiate between individuals with severe whiplash-associated disorder (WAD), mild/moderate WAD, and healthy controls...
September 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887078/management-of-residual-subdural-hematoma-after-burr-hole-evacuation-the-role-of-fluid-therapy-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nicola Montano, Vito Stifano, Benjamin Skrap, Edoardo Mazzucchi
A vast amount of literature has been published investigating the factors associated to the recurrence of a chronic subdural hematoma (SDH). However, little exists in the literature about the best medical management of the residual SDH in order to prevent the recurrence. Moreover only few studies quantitatively assess clinical and radiological outcomes of residual post-operative SDH. In this study, to our knowledge, we report the first series of chronic SDH with a quantitative outcomes analysis of the effects of fluid therapy on residual post-operative SDH...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879893/a-novel-swine-model-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-induced-cerebral-vasospasm
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Zion Zibly, Lory Fein, Mayur Sharma, Yaron Assaf, Anton Wohl, Sagi Harnof
OBJECTIVE: One of the most serious complications following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) secondary to symptomatic vasospasm. An animal model mimicking post SAH vasospasm is essential for enabling the translation of newer technologies from the conceptual phase to animal studies, and eventually to clinical trials. Various animal models of DCI following SAH have been reported, with canine models being the most common. Due to the similarity of the swine cardiovascular system and its dimensions to the human's system, the main objective of this study was to establish a consistent and quantitatively representative model of SAH-induced vasospasm in swine...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877976/evaluating-disease-severity-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Hasti Robbie, Cécile Daccord, Felix Chua, Anand Devaraj
Accurate assessment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) disease severity is integral to the care provided to patients with IPF. However, to date, there are no generally accepted or validated staging systems. There is an abundance of data on using information acquired from physiological, radiological and pathological parameters, in isolation or in combination, to assess disease severity in IPF. Recently, there has been interest in using serum biomarkers and computed tomography-derived quantitative lung fibrosis measures to stage disease severity in IPF...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874676/linc-ing-circulating-long-non-coding-rnas-to-the-diagnosis-and-malignant-prediction-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
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Jennifer B Permuth, Dung-Tsa Chen, Sean J Yoder, Jiannong Li, Andrew T Smith, Jung W Choi, Jongphil Kim, Yoganand Balagurunathan, Kun Jiang, Domenico Coppola, Barbara A Centeno, Jason Klapman, Pam Hodul, Florian A Karreth, Jose G Trevino, Nipun Merchant, Anthony Magliocco, Mokenge P Malafa, Robert Gillies
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive disease that lacks effective biomarkers for early detection. We hypothesized that circulating long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may act as diagnostic markers of incidentally-detected cystic PDAC precursors known as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and predictors of their pathology/histological classification. Using NanoString nCounter® technology, we measured the abundance of 28 candidate lncRNAs in pre-operative plasma from a cohort of pathologically-confirmed IPMN cases of various grades of severity and non-diseased controls...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873027/the-cgl1-hela-%C3%A3-normal-skin-fibroblast-human-hybrid-cell-line-a-history-of-ionizing-radiation-induced-effects-on-neoplastic-transformation-and-novel-future-directions-in-snolab
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Jake S Pirkkanen, Douglas R Boreham, Marc S Mendonca
Cellular transformation assays have been utilized for many years as powerful in vitro methods for examining neoplastic transformation potential/frequency and mechanisms of carcinogenesis for both chemical and radiological carcinogens. These mouse and human cell based assays are labor intensive but do provide quantitative information on the numbers of neoplastically transformed foci produced after carcinogenic exposure and potential molecular mechanisms involved. Several mouse and human cell systems have been generated to undertake these studies, and they vary in experimental length and endpoint assessment...
September 5, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872634/advancing-the-cancer-genome-atlas-glioma-mri-collections-with-expert-segmentation-labels-and-radiomic-features
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Spyridon Bakas, Hamed Akbari, Aristeidis Sotiras, Michel Bilello, Martin Rozycki, Justin S Kirby, John B Freymann, Keyvan Farahani, Christos Davatzikos
Gliomas belong to a group of central nervous system tumors, and consist of various sub-regions. Gold standard labeling of these sub-regions in radiographic imaging is essential for both clinical and computational studies, including radiomic and radiogenomic analyses. Towards this end, we release segmentation labels and radiomic features for all pre-operative multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (n=243) of the multi-institutional glioma collections of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), publicly available in The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA)...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872184/role-of-toll-like-receptor-2-in-inflammation-and-alveolar-bone-loss-in-experimental-peri-implantitis-versus-periodontitis
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X Yu, Y Hu, M Freire, P Yu, T Kawai, X Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Peri-implantitis and periodontitis are different entities in immune characteristics even though they share similar features in clinical and radiologic signs. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR-2), one of the key pathogen-recognition receptors in the innate immune system, plays an important role in the progression of periodontitis. However, the role of TLR-2 in peri-implantitis remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of TLR-2 in inflammation and alveolar bone loss in a murine model of ligature-induced peri-implantitis and to compare it with ligature-induced periodontitis...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861941/early-follow-up-of-lung-disease-in-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis-using-the-raised-volume-rapid-thoracic-compression-technique-and-computed-tomography-during-quiet-breathing
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Rémi Gauthier, Yann Cabon, Marie Agnes Giroux-Metges, Cecile Du Boisbaudry, Phillipe Reix, Muriel Le Bourgeois, Raphael Chiron, Nicolas Molinari, Magali Saguintaah, Francis Amsallem, Stefan Matecki
BACKGROUND: Among the different techniques used to monitor lung disease progression in infants with CF diagnosed by Newborn screening (NBS), raised volume-rapid thoracic compression (RVRTC) remains a promising tool. However, the need of sedation and positive pressure ventilation considerably limits its clinical use. We recently described a semi-quantitative method to evaluate air trapping by chest tomography during quite breathing without sedation (CTqb score). This parameter is the radiological sign of airway obstruction and could be also used for lung disease follow-up in infants with CF...
September 1, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856447/dural-sac-cross-sectional-area-and-morphological-grade-show-significant-associations-with-patient-rated-outcome-of-surgery-for-lumbar-central-spinal-stenosis
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A F Mannion, T F Fekete, D Pacifico, D O'Riordan, S Nauer, M von Büren, C Schizas
PURPOSE: Lumbar central spinal stenosis (LSS) is one of the most common reasons for spine surgery in the elderly patient. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents the gold standard for the assessment of LSS and can be used to obtain quantitative measures of the dural sac cross-sectional area (DCSA) or qualitative measures (morphological grades A-D) of the rootlet/cerebrospinal fluid ratio. This study investigated the intercorrelation between these two MRI evaluation methods and explored their respective relationships with the patient baseline clinical status and outcome 12 months after surgery...
August 30, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855654/a-meta-analysis-of-voxel-based-brain-morphometry-studies-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Yan Shi, Lizhou Chen, Taolin Chen, Lei Li, Jing Dai, Su Lui, Xiaoqi Huang, John A Sweeney, Qiyong Gong
Gray matter (GM) anomalies may represent a critical pathology underlying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the evidence regarding their clinical relevance is inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies of patients with OSA to identify their brain abnormalities. A systematic search was conducted based on PRISMA guidelines, and a meta-analysis was performed using the anisotropic effect-size-based algorithms (ASE-SDM) to quantitatively estimate regional GM changes in patients with OSA...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852319/combination-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-serological-indexes-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-liver-lesions
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Xiao-Lan Sun, Hui Yao, Qiong Men, Ke-Zhu Hou, Zhen Chen, Chang-Qing Xu, Li-Wei Liang
AIM: To assess the value of combined acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging, serological indexes and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in distinguishing between benign and malignant liver lesions. METHODS: Patients with liver lesions treated at our hospital were included in this study. The lesions were divided into either a malignant tumor group or a benign tumor group according to pathological or radiological findings. ARFI quantitative detection, serological testing and CEUS quantitative detection were performed and compared...
August 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843619/pilot-investigation-into-the-use-of-an-anthropomorphic-breast-sonography-phantom-as-a-training-and-assessment-tool
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Jacinta E Browne, Louise M Cannon, Ronan McDermott, Max Ryan, Andrew J Fagan
A device for the training and quantitative assessment of the competency of trainee radiologists in the technically challenging area of breast sonography was developed and evaluated. Currently, suitable commercially available devices are lacking, and there is a growing realization that the reliance on direct exposure to patients for learning may not represent best practice from either the trainees' or patients' perspective. Three devices (PI, PII and PIII) were designed to produce very realistic sonographic images of breast morphology with a range of embedded pathologies...
August 23, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840613/characterizing-and-eliminating-errors-in-enhancement-and-subtraction-artifacts-in-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-breast-mri-chemical-shift-artifact-of-the-third-kind
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Jamal J Derakhshan, Elizabeth S McDonald, Evan S Siegelman, Mitchell D Schnall, Felix W Wehrli
PURPOSE: To characterize errors in enhancement in breast dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI studies as a function of echo time and determine the source of dark band artifacts in clinical subtraction images. METHODS: Computer simulations, oil and water substitute (methylene chloride), as well as an American College of Radiology quality control phantom were tested. Routine clinical DCE breast MRI study was bracketed with (accelerated) in-phase DCE acquisitions in five patients...
August 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834966/checklist-and-scoring-system-for-the-assessment-of-soft%C3%A2-tissue-preservation-in-ct-examinations-of-human-mummies-application-to-the-tyrolean-iceman
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Stephanie Panzer, Patrizia Pernter, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Rimantas Jankauskas, Stephanie Zesch, Wilfried Rosendahl, Gerhard Hotz, Albert R Zink
Purpose Soft tissues make a skeleton into a mummy and they allow for a diagnosis beyond osteology. Following the approach of structured reporting in clinical radiology, a recently developed checklist was used to evaluate the soft tissue preservation status of the Tyrolean Iceman using computed tomography (CT). The purpose of this study was to apply the "Checklist and Scoring System for the Assessment of Soft Tissue Preservation in CT Examinations of Human Mummies" to the Tyrolean Iceman, and to compare the Iceman's soft tissue preservation score to the scores calculated for other mummies...
August 23, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823004/the-influence-of-ocular-sighting-dominance-on-fundus-torsion-in-patients-with-unilateral-congenital-superior-oblique-palsy
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Dae Hee Kim, Hyuna Kim, Hyun Taek Lim
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to determine whether ocular sighting dominance may influence the ocular torsion in patients with unilateral congenital superior oblique palsy (UCSOP). METHODS: This retrospective study included 22 UCSOP patients with radiologic evidence of unilateral superior oblique muscle hypoplasia on orbital magnetic resonance imaging and 66 healthy individuals with normal ocular motility as controls. Ocular torsion was assessed both quantitatively and qualitatively using digital fundus photography...
August 19, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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